Malone Dies

  • by Samuel Beckett
  • Narrated by Sean Barrett
  • 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Malone Dies is the first person monologue of Malone, an old man lying in bed and waiting to die. The tone is fiercely ironic, highly quotable, and because of its extravagance, also very comic. It catches the reality of old age in a way that is grimly convincing, cruel as humor so often is, and memorable because of Beckett's way with words. A master dramatist, Beckett's novels can be even more effective when heard, and especially when read by such a Beckett specialist as Sean Barrett.
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A realistic, witty, dark outlook into death

Samuel Beckett's classic tale of a man on his death bed is darkly humorous at the same time as being tragic.

Attempting his last shot at writing tales, poor Malone tries his best not to get jumbled with his thoughts but instead ends up on various tangents and rents about previous grudges.

The dramatic pauses are brilliant, usually entailing the storyteller dropping his pencil and general confusion of his mind. The reader does a fantastic job at this.
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- Suswati

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-02-2005
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks